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EFA today calls on the Attorney-General to cease his absurd war of attrition with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. Since announcing in 2014 that it intended to abolish the Office, the government has starved the agency of funds … Continue reading

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On 29th July 2014, EFA Executive Officer Jon Lawrence and Alex Vulkanovski from EFA's Policy & Research Standing Committee testified before the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee in relation to the Committee's Inquiry into the Comprehensive revision of the Telecommunications (Interception … Continue reading

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Fairfax Media is today reporting that Australian police are receiving metadata dumps from mobile phone towers. These data dumps provide information about "the identity, activity and location of any phone that connects to targeted cell towers over a set span … Continue reading

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As we've done with previous federal polls, EFA has rated a selection of the parties contesting this Saturday's Western Australian half-Senate re-election. The Greens and the Pirate Party remain the stand-out choices for people concerned about digital rights, however the … Continue reading

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Ever since Edward Snowden's first NSA spying revelations, the Australian Signals Directorate (formerly Defence Signals Directorate, DSD hereafter) has been implicated as a complicit 'Five Eyes' partner. The Guardian has today released shocking new information from Snowden showing just how complicit DSD has been. These … Continue reading

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